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>> it was a great party. >> i had my lab. i really wanted to go. >> you were at school. i understand. >> i was in school 'til 7 p.m. >> all right. >> we got a busy show tomorrow. we'll see you then. bill: good morning. fox news alert. awaiting reaction from the white house. we get our first look at the obamacare enrollment numbers. the "wall street journal" reports fewer than 50,000 americans signed up, even rolled, committed their money in the 36 states using the troubled obamacare website. good morning. where does that stand now? welcome to america's newsroom. martha: that number very bad news for the white house. it's a tiny fraction, it's 3% of the 7 million they need to sign
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up by march. that's looking unlikely to keep this financially sustainable. bill: peter doocy is $sustainable at the white house with details on this. what is the white house saying on this? fewer than 50,000. >> no afission word from the white house yet. if you took everyone even rolled in a plan successfully and put them down in the bryant denny stadium at the university of alabama, you wouldn't fill it up halfway. the administration only enrolled a fraction of the consumers they predicted. but health and human services say they are not surprise. they said we always anticipated initial enrollment numbers would be low and increase over time just as was the experience in massachusets where 0.3 percent or 123 people enrolled in the
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first month. and the troubles with the website are causing the numbers to be lower. a top official who was -- one of the people in charge of the launch told a congressional committee that he was left off of some critical security memos before the site went live. we'll hear from him at a hearing tomorrow. bill: what about the lawmakers and their concerns and these issues? >> reporter: there is a lot of frustration on the hill and it seems to be growing on both side of the aisle. democratic north carolina senator kay hagan wants an investigation into this. we got a copy of a draft letter where she write taxpayers are
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owed a full and transparent accounting of how the vendor who built the site failed to launch it successfully. and senator hagan points out that 55 contractors were hired to build healthcare.gov. she wants to know who did what, whether those contractor were paid even if their work was not satisfactory and how much all these fix, the tech surge, is going to cost us all. bill: peter doocy leading our coverage from the white house. martha: as the enrollment numbers continue to trickle out, cancellations of policy still a huge problem. the number of people who have lost their healthcare coverage and got one of those letters in the mail that said you are done at x date has represent up to
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the 5 million mark. rob portman said this could have been avoided. bill: a question for you at home if you are watching. what would you suggest to make obamacare better? send us tweeted@martha maccallum and bill hemmer. blast away. send those to us. and in the meantime back to this sad sad story as it is a desperate race against time in the philippines today. the country deals with mass devastation left behind by that super typhoon. water, food, medical ply in short supply. looting is rampant. the death toll is near 2,000. that's the official number. but every one who has seen this situation thinks it will climb
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dramatically. survivors walk the ruins holding their hand over their faces to block it out. people who made it through the storm are worried they won't survive the aftermath. >> we have been here for so many days. look at my children. we have nothing to eat. others who got here -- we did not die from the typhoon but we'll die here. martha: william lajeunesse is streaming live. >> reporter: the philippine and u.s. military are desperately trying to get supplies in and people out of the hardest hit areas. areas that were described to me today by people who were there as desperate and getting worse. in tacloban it took a direct
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hit. power line are down. trees are uprooted. buildings are damaged and destroyed. there is no food, water or annotation. dead bodies are in trees, scattered on the sidewalks. the airport is a portrait of despair of homelessness and hung are. but it's also an island of hope for people. the people you are about to see now are the one who got out. they are the lucky one. injured, women, children, families there they tell amazing stories of survival but also painted a bleak picture of what they left behind. >> honestly now there is just death and destruction everywhere. bodies in the road. the smell is terrible. >> very, very bad. you have got debris of where. you have got decaying body all
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over the place. the stench is horrendous. there is not a lot of food and water available. >> reporter: tack low bac tacloe the most years, but 400,000 are still missing. there are no land lines in these areas. they are trying to get those mobile cell towers up. logistics. we'll have 400-500 tons of supplies coming into the area. they don't want a bought the neck in manila so they have to make sure the airports are working because you will have the cranes coming in, the bulldozers to take care of the mass graves. thirdly, you have to have security for all these supplies. the red cross lost 25,000 meals. people are hungry, they are
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desperate. i was told they can't get plies into the cities because people are attacking it along the way. those are the three priorities they have happening. they have a state of emergency. you have got checkpoints and a curfew from 6:00 to 6:00, that should help as they restore peace and orderliness to these areas so they can get the restoration underway. martha: they need all of our support. they need the whole world's support and our prayer as well. we'll see you later with more on what's going on there. bill: getting aid to all those people in tacloban will be a monumental challenge. hear is what's left of that city's airport. one example of how extensive the damage is at the moment. it's making it imposter rescue workers to -- it's make it
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impossible for rescue workers to get aid and supplies in. martha: we are getting our first look at the moment the typhoon made landfall. watch this ... it gives you the sense of the power of that storm as it was coming through. that was shot by american storm chaser jim edds. he says much of this area is simply gone. he describes seeing bodies in the street and chaos at the airport as people were scrambling to escape. >> it all sits very low to sea level.
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martha: the island difficult to get to. every day we hope them get a little bit closer to having some kind of support. bill: we'll talk to william lajeunesse later in this hour. what's happening in the states running their own web sites. why those numbers may not be much better. martha: we'll show what sent one state trooper over the edge. bill: the owner of the miami dolphins speaking out for the first time after an investigation rocks the nfl. >> i apologize to the fans for being in this position. i know we'll come out of this as a better organization. ment. those dreams, there's just no way we're going to let them die. ♪
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martha: take a look at this. a suspect and a michigan trooper -- over the edge on a
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highway overpass. watch this in slow motion. oh, my. officer go ahead head over heels at the end of a high speed chase. both men fell 25 feet to the ground but thankfully will be okay. that's throwing yourself into your work. bill: michigan, job well done. >> the last estimate i saw was 1,100 people a day. i was not good in math. but out of 313 million people in the country, 1,100 a day means we'll get it done in 800 years which is a little later than people have a right to expect. bill: fewer than 50,000 have actually enrolled in obamacare's federal exchange. new research suggesting the state-run exchanges are not
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doing any better. idaho has less than 100. in oregon zero people have signed up. there is a lot to shoot at here let's take the number between 40,000-50,000 signed up. that is paltry. the question becomes, what does that mean? what's the effect on the program and the law. >> we are talking about 50,000 people quote enrolling in the obamacare exchanges through the federal exchange. the obama administration defines an enrollee as someone who paid for obamacare insurance or put that in their shopping cart online and not necessarily paid for it. if you look at the number of
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people insured between 40 million to 50 million. a recent gallup poll shows 70 per of those insured aren't interested in signing up. it's also a matter of insured people not being interested in the program. bill: the uninsured are not interested in signing up. why? >> a, they didn't make health insurance their priority before because they are young and they don't feel like they need it or b will be they can't afford it. we have seen through the sticker shock on the palm care exchanges and the increase in premiums on the individual market or dropped plans that people still can't afford the health insurance they had before. you combine that with the problems with the state exchanges combining that with the federal exchanges and people said i was happy without insurance before. obamacare isn't make it it
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cheaper for me and i'm not going to sign up. bill: 10 times more people have had their insurance canceled than have even rolled. you give your tax information, salary information, then you pay money. that's what it means to be enrolled. >> according to the obama administration, a story in the "washington post" yesterday, enrolled doesn't necessarily mean paying for that plan. it's combining -- enrolled means people -- combining people who paid for the plan and also people who simply left that health insurance plan in their shopping carts. bill: that's a projection of people who eventually pay money if they i deed write a check at some point. >> right. the definition of enrolled is a
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big question, waiting a month and a half from the obama administration and kathleen sebelius, how do they define even rolled. they are defining people who have paid and people who put a plan into your shopping cart like you would do on amazon and maybe not pay for it. bill: what happens to the law if these numbers stay where they are? what's the effect of that? >> we heard healthcare experts and people who helped write the saw say if a number of people don't sign up insurance premiums will be high within obamacare which means even more people won't show up. you have lots of republicans and conservatives who have been sake it's not going to work. you have democrats meeting with the president very concerned about reelection. then you have them saying maybe if we had known the website was going to crash we would have
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delayed it. we'll see a collapse in the marketplace in obamacare. it will be at a standstill and you are seeing the experts over at health and human services saying i don't know if the website will be fixed by the end of november. bill: do they keep on throwing money at this thing? does the president issue an executive order to change the law? how do you make this better without blowing the bang? >> concerning we are in washington and the solution to everything is to just continue throwing money at something, the bottom line is they will have to figure out something. as you mentioned,10-1 people are losing health insurance rather than getting insurance through the exchanges. so some legislation has been talked about. the whole point of obamacare is to get people into the exchanges. i don't see how the law moves
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forward unless you do something to repeal it. i don't see how it's going to work, adding more bureaucracy on top of bureaucracy that's not work i don't see how it will work. bill: the project manager will testify who said the threat and risk potential to the system is limitless, still they went forward with it on the first of october. more questions on that, too. martha: in the meantime, have you looked at our calendar today? why there is a spike in couples heading to the altar. bill: the owner of the miami dolphins is breaking his silence. what he says he's doing to change the locker room culture. >> i can't equate it to the week.
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bill: tragedy for the family of oklahoma senator inhofe. his son was killed after the small plane he was in crashed. the senator taught his own son how to fly. and our thoughts are there with the inhofe family. martha: the bullying scandal that engulfed the miami dolphins
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is not helping their play. take a look. there you go. they lost to the tampa bay bucks. the big news came before the game when the dolphins team owner said he would meet tomorrow with jonathan martin. he's setting up a task force of players who used to play with the team to improve the team culture within the locker room. >> i'm sure our organization will get better because i really care about this organization. it's important to me. and what's going on is something that couldn't have been a worse nightmare. martha: steve, there was hope
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that a win would quiet the bad press. >> reporter: it looks like their 73-year-old owner steve ross has been taking a beating. he said this is his worst nightmare and it's appalling. he said he didn't know grown men actually spoke to each other like this. >> change need to be made. we need to look at ourselves. we need to examine things internally. we know a football locker room is a different workplace than most us are accustomed to, and i don't want to make any excuses. i want to know our workplace going forward will be the best workplace you can find in the nfl. >> a meeting between ross and martin tomorrow is shrouded in
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secrecy. >> so much of this is still a mystery because they appear to have been good friend. about it seems like something happened. >> still a lot of questions two weeks in. in part that's because we heard directly from one side, that it view with ritchie incognito. martin will meet with the owner and nfl investigators and their report will be public. and we are waiting for a videotaped statement from jonathan martin explaining to people why he left the team. bill: it's tough to play a game under the circumstances. martha: we'll see what happens with jonathan martin. now he's got to play against what ritchie incognito said. bill: he was referring to a video message.
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two of our nation's city up for bragging rights. is it the sear tower in chicago or the world trade building. martha: is there anybody at home in the department of homeland security? new concerns over the thousands of open positions in leadership that have gone unfilled at our nation's third largest agency. >> we don't have a current second tair terry. second -- we don't have a secretary or a watchdog and countless position we don't have time to go into. that's a failure of leadership. huh...fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. mmmhmmm...everybody knows that. well, did you know that old macdonald
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martha: a stunning op-ed reveals a huge leadership vacuum. more than 40 per of the senior positions at homeland security are empty or have an acting place holder who is in the role. the chairman of the house security committee is drawing attention to this. he he this speaks volumes about the obama administration's commitment to keeping our country safe. >> that's an indication they are not taking homeland security
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seriously or fashion security seriously. there was a case before this, a terrorisa -- a terrorist wannabg to fly out of the country. there are terrorists want to go fly into the country. if we don't have a current secretary or a watchdog position within the department of homeland security and so many other countless positions we don't have time to go into, that's a failure of leadership. martha: , we have the former deputy assistant to dick cheney. steven, good morning to you. now they have announced this nomination of dave johnson, the former general council of the defense department as the fourth secretary of homeland security. there were questions about whether ray kelly might have been better for that spot or the commissioner from boston might
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have been better for that spot. but this reveals there is which cheese throughout the agency. >> the obama administration's transition had been longer than most of its predecessors. when you compare it to the 2,000 election. then when a president himself has a focus on particular policy area the white house team naturally takes it on them to push for vacancies to get filled. so it's reasonable to conclude if there isn't a tim lahr focus on getting these positions filled by the white house the president clearly hasn't targeted this as an area of personal priority or concern. martha: mike mcauliffe says i.c.e. is not much better.
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john wharton resigned over the summer. and the cfo was pulled to go over to the irs. so perhaps that is the priority? >> it's clearly remarkable. you only have one of two way to go on this. the missions and functions in the dhs are not important enough or they are important and it's a dereliction of leadership to leave them vacant or filled by bureaucrats by a year or more at a time. martha: they would say border security is stronger than ever. perhaps it's the latter. a lot of these positions need to be filled. maybe the agency has gotten too large. with these tight budget times
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the department of homeland security sort of like the director of national intelligence is a patchwork of function from other agencies. meant to central eyed key functions of government that were high priority and do them better. not just do them better but be seen and accountable doing them better. i can't say the emergency response to put these together post 9/11 is a way to go. but it would be a way to evaluate approach. >> very interesting open h op-ee general. bill: fox news alert. the picture in the philippines is getting worse by the day, the u.s. marines are there to help. paul kennedy is based in japan, third marine expedition airy say
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brigade. how can the u.s. marine help them. >> this our to be and trade of responding to crisis. we have forces forward deployed. we are part of the marine forces of the pacific. we have been trained down here over the years. i was just down here a month ago on a training mission. prepositioned plied for this very contingency. essentially what we have done is flown in from our base in okinawa. and based upon the direction of their government, working through our embassy, united states agent $i for international development they are directing us into the areas that have been most devastated by the typhoon. what we have done is we made a quick assessment yesterday.
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flew through the area for a few hours. we are now flying in aircraft as we peak to the strike' area centered mostly around the i of tacloban. bill: what did you see on the ground, general? >> without going over the top here, it looks like a bomb went off. all the buildings that were not made out of concrete had been flattened. the tidal surge came across the runways of the airport. 25-foot wall of water basically took out anything in its path and took it back out to sea. all the concede buildings look like they have been damaged. the roofs are gone. the wind which exceeded 180 miles an hour, may have approached 200 miles an hour.
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sucked the contents out of those buildings as it passed. there was a double whammy of the tidal surge like what came with the tsunami a couple years ago and the wind the equivalent after tornado hitting at the same time. bill: you have a huge job ahead of you. it's great to know you are there. paul kennedy in the philippines where there are so many who need so much there. martha: you can tell obviously he's trying to be measured in his comments and they are assessing the situation. but the description of the water coming over and then sucking the contents out of those buildings is mind boggling to imagine how terrifying that was for those poor people. bill: we have william lajeunesse live from manila. martha: remember this story from
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last week? the mayor who fessed up to saying yeah, i tried crack. once in one of my trunken stupors. now he's defiant as ever as the city leaders vowed to remove him from office. bill: millions of americans losing their health plans to obamacare and one senator saying it didn't have to be this way. >> the first half billion dollars didn't get the job done. to say it's an insult is an insult to train wrecks. ugh! actually progresso's soup has pretty bold flavor. i love bold flavors! i'd love it if you'd open the chute! [ male announcer ] progresso. surprisingly bold flavor for a heart healthy soup.
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martha: toronto's embattled mayor rob ford is under fire for admitting he smoked crack at least once during a drunken stupor. yesterday he apparently told a supporter he's not going anywhere, quote guaranteed. he also told reporters he's
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ready to quote get it on with the city council which is expected to vote on a proposal that urges him to leave office. more grim news from obamacare. now nearing 5 million americans who have to hunt for new coverage and do it now. all this could have been easy avoid. rob portman sits on the senate fines committee. let me just put on the screen what you wrote recently. it should be repealed and replaced with healthcare reform. it improves the quality of care. >> even if they hadn't had this breakdown and it's not just a computer problem, it's a
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breakdown. more people have lost understand coverage than have been able to sign up. only 30 people have signed in north dakota and 30,000 people have lost their individual healthcare insurance in that state. i can't get the data from ohio yet. i asked for it last week and the secretary of hhs says she doesn't have it. people are losing their coverage and not being able to sign up. bill: what happens a year from now when the employers get involved. democrats will say you are in the way, you are not helping, i know you had nothing to do with the website. but when you consider the amount of pushback that you are hearing from the administration. what would you tell them? >> i would tell them, get your account together so my
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constituents aren't in a state of uncertainty. i had a lady call me recently who said she couldn't get on the website so she made a telephone call. she is til waiting to hear. it's been two weeks and she hasn't heard from anybody. one man said it took two weeks for me to get on and i found out my understand is going to double. this thing is fund amountal hill flawed. d this thing is fundamentally flawed. we need to put in place policies to get the cost of healthcare insurance down. we talk about how repeal happens. it happens with new people in congress and a new president. and that's the hard truth. bill: short of getting majority in the senate and also getting republican in the white house. you have something playing out
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in realtime that's failing before our eyes. what does the president do now? >> i think it would be in his interest to take the advice of many democrats including some month who predicted it would be a train wreck and delay this. we ought not to be putting on the american people the regulations with it's not ready for prime time. i think it's going to be interesting. it's likely you will see gains in the house and senate. and i think the message will bee plan doesn't work for america. i think that will give us the apilt even in the last years of the president's term to have a better opportunity to change this. bill: you don't see him change this. >> some things might change assuming the republicans -- i think they will be able to make some gains. bill: every day we wake up we see three or four more stories.
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there is another story, a fella by the name of henry chow. the project manager for the website. apparently there is a memo that will be made public tomorrow at the house hearing that show that the threat and risk potential to the system is limitless. fewer than 30 days before the website went public. why did they choose to go forward knowing that was a possibility? >> i think it was clear it wasn't ready. i sent a letter to the secretary saying i heard about the i.t. problems and the security issues, asked if they had tested it as to its accountable, whose in charge. never heard back. it was clear going into the summer this was not going to be ready. the security issue is something the american people care a lot about. we all care about having our personal information kept private and particularly with what's going on with some of the other scandals so it's one they should have been particularly
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attuned to and this internal memo will be damaging to say at least protect our information and we are find something of that information is getting out. bill: senator, thank you for your time. bob portman, republican from joe. martha: some sky high bickering over two iconic sky scrairps new york and chicago -- skyscrapers, slugging it out over which one is the tallest building. architects have put their heads together and they will tell us the answer. bill: days a big day for weddings, 11-12-13. why would that be or did i just gift away?
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[♪] bill: tuesday, noontime, turns out to be a great day to be married. 11-12-13, a great date to be married. it won't happen again for 1,000 years. 11-12-13. martha: when i got married halloween fell on a saturday and it was the only places available. bill: did you get married on
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halloween? martha: absolutely not. but some people like to get married on days like that. bill: you can do it as 9-10-11 in the morning. martha: chicago and new york city are in a battle over bragging rights for the world's tallest building. it's believed to belong to the new world trade center which is 1,77 feet wit76 feet with the ne installed. but should the expire count? if it doesn't chicago's willis tower remains the tallest. bill>> reporter: the official
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arbiter of building heights council is voting to announce the findings of its height committee which met last friday behind closed doors in chicago to determine the fate on one world trade on whether it will reach its advertised height of 1,776 feet. at issue is the needle on top. is it a expire or just an antenna that could be removed without change the buildings aesthetics. it was supposed to be wrapped in decorative cladding because of the difficulty and cost of building it, maintaining and repairing it. now we'll find out what the committee decided at about 11:00 this morning. martha: it's a very interesting
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question. i wonder if it counted for the empire state building which also has a expire on top. why does it matter, rick? >> reporter: there are numerous buildings that haveo -- that have antennas with expires. the builders of one world trade say it does meet the standard. 1,776 is the symbolic number for our country considering the history and the lives that were lost there. but also there are bragging rights at stake here. the willis tower is the callest building. martha: i'm rooting for new
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york. there is always a lot of competition between chicago and new york. we'll see what they decide. bill: 10,000 people feared dead in the philippines. >> each of these foophilippines. ó
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martha: fox news alert on a stunning new report that the man in charge of building the federal health care web site was not informed of major security risks in it before he gave the okay to launch. can you believe this? i mean, unbelievable. welcome, brand new hour starting now in "america's newsroom" as we continue to wind our way through the launch of obamacare. i'm martha maccallum. bill: i'm bill hemmer. the web site's chief project manager is henry chao saying that he did not see a government memo warning of, quote, limitless security threats. republican congressman trey gowdy demands answers because of that and more.
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>> why didn't they ask for a delay? we don't know how much more money is going to be involved. i know this, we haven't even gotten into the security, we haven't even gotten into whether or not your personal information is going to be protected. we're just trying to get on the web site at this point. martha: jonah gold with berg, editor -- goldberg with the national review online joins me now. good to have you here. >> morning. martha: you know, you take a look at what mr. chao says first, and there's reason to think this is part of a bigger movement of we'll call it cya in this situation, as everybody's starting to scramble to say, gee, i had no idea ask pointing fingers. but it's pretty shocking when you see this september 3rd memo, and the moment mow say that is the threat and risk potential to the system is limitless, and he goes on to say when he was shown this risk memo, he said i just want to say i never saw this memo. never saw it.
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and yet he was the person who said we are good to go on october 1. >> yeah, look, i mean, i think the best you can say is that the entire cms/hhs, maybe the entire obama administration is mired in much more of a culture of incompetence and dysfunction than almost anything we saw during hurricane katrina. i mean, it is amazing that tease people had all of the time and resources that they said they needed to do something. this wasn't like a hurricane that came out of nowhere, this was, you know, something that they were planning for, and they didn't even have the sort of normal communication structure. remember, henry chao is the guy who last march had said all he was hoping for was that americans didn't have a quote-unquote, third world experience with healthcare.gov. they didn't hit that bar. i mean, i think people are going to have to pay with chickens now, because it's just such a disaster. martha: i mean, let's take another look here at somebody else who is sort of, you know, covering what he did in his
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involvement. david cutler was on last night with megyn, and here's what he had to say. he was one of the integral people involved in this architecture as well. >> it was foreseen that there would be a lot of transition from policies that were less good into cheaper, better policies through the exchanges. but that that would be because individuals saw it and wanted to do that rather than because they were being pushed and couldn't see what was in front of them. martha: jonah, now you've got people calling for bipartisan investigations into what the heck went on here, and you've got a lot of taxpayers who spent a lot of money on this thing, and that's another layer to why people are so disgruntled and upset about what's going on. >> yeah. the thing is sort of a pinata, you can hit it from any angle, and you'll get some reward. it's gone wrong on all fronts, and all the fronts are interrelated, right? orwell once said that you can be a failure, and then you can take the drink because you were a failure and become all the more a failure because you drink.
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you have this sort of spiraling problem of, you know, with the security problems. if people think it's not a safe place to put their personal information, they're not going to go on which is going to create fewer customers, which fewer customers mean you go into the actuarial death spiral. and in washington when you have, you know, mess-ups of this magnitude, you're going to get a lot of people saying who knew what and when and a lot of bureaucrats saying i didn't see this hem mow, it's not my fault -- memo, and it's not my fault. i think you're going to see in this earnest november 30th if they don't hit that deadline, which no one thinks they will. martha: it remains to be seen. you don't know where the bottom is on this whole thing and how much longer it's going to unwind and whether or not they'll cry uncle and say let's hold off a little bit and see what's going on here. jonah, thank you very much. we will see you next time. great to have you. bill: so we're watching at home or the office, wherever you're watching today, what would make
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obamacare better? send us a tweet @billhemmer, @march this maccallum. keep it clean. [laughter] martha: weaver getting a lot of -- we're getting a lot of interesting responses, a lot of people believe it should be repealed, and we would love to know the conversations that are going on in the west wing about this, because there have to be some heated discussions, i would imagine, about what they should do next to get this thing rolled out in a way that doesn't cause even more chaos. bill: the west wing and the dinner table too. five minutes past the hour, rolling through. a fox news alert, five days after a killer typhoon hit the philippines, there are countless issues for far too many, that includes getting help te who need it. medical supplies and palettes of water and food ready to be delivered, many on the ground already. local resources, the hospitals, they're overwhelmed as people, so many, struggle to help the injured and the sick there. >> we have no water here, and
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then we just doing all the resources is like collecting rain water just for the use in emergency cases in our ers. so we need really water. we need generators because our laboratory people cannot be do anything without power. >> [inaudible] we cannot give them extra attention because we are so few. bill: william la jeunesse is at an air base in manila and joins us live for an update where it is nightfall already. william? >> reporter: you know, bill, i talked to several people who just got off the plane, and you know they told me almost identical and unbelievable stories of survival the day the typhoon hit. what they said is they saw this jet black water coming through the door and rising very, very quickly. then it came through the
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windows, and soon they were literally right up against their ceiling. all three of them punched a hole in the ceiling and then grabbed on the top rafter and hung on there, their head right against the roof, and prayed at the water would not rise any more quickly, or they would die. and, of course, they survived. and the more you talk to people, bill, you realize it wasn't that the philippines was unprepared, but they were overwhelmed by this storm. and, in fact, they had evacuated, say officials, 800,000 people before the storm hit. and if you remember in hurricane katrina, a lot of people didn't leave. they were afraid of looting. katrina, 1400 died. here the death toll will be higher, but they don't have levees here, and the home construction is not as good. as this woman just describes, the situation the way it is now. >> we need help. we need help, we need help to revive our place. people need food.
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today -- they need rice. everything they need. if you can help, anybody who can see this, who can hear us, help please. >> reporter: they are running five c-130s, the u.s., in the philippines every day. and basically, they are taking supplies out and bringing people back, about 500 per day. that's the situation now. but you know, bill, the uss george washington is coming here, a lot more air lift capacity, a lot more aid, that should help as well. bill: a long way to go. good to have you on the ground in manila. back at home, martha has more. martha: families are raising money for those if need as they wait to hear, some of them, from their own loved ones. >> lines are down, there's no way to get into the other areas, and so we're so far away. as much as we want to help, this is our way of helping.
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>> we're going to let the people in the philippines know that assistance comes from this church, and we are glad we can help them in any way we can. martha: will carr is live in los angeles, home to the nation's largest filipino community. so, will, what are you hearing there? >> reporter: well, good morning, martha. people are telling us that even though it's been a couple of days, they are still panicking here. that's because there are more than hundreds of thousands of filipinos who live in los angeles, they all live more than 7,000 miles away from all of this devastation. many have not heard anything there their families since the storm hit, since the red cross has come out and said that they've ordered more than 10,000 body bags, many people here are fearing the worst. >> it's driving me crazy, if i may describe it that way, because my wife and my kids are back home. >> as for my family, we haven't heard from them since friday. >> reporter: and we've heard that from family after family over the past couple of days,
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martha. martha: it is so sad. your heartbreaks for them, and we hope they get some good news, and we know there are so many efforts underway here in the united states to help the people suffering in the philippines. will, thank you very much. bill: very helpful -- helpless on this side of the world. how will the white house spin this one? the panel weighs in on fewer than 50,000 enrollees. martha: and we have heard there number 68 there on the left, richie incognito, we've heard from the dolphins, but when will we hear jonathan martin's side of the story? will the football player who started this firestorm lift his silence? bill: also living on the edge. whoa! that's 120 feet up in the air. wait until the camera goes wider. what happened there? >> 45 minutes in the air like that with the wind is not going to be comfortable regardless of the system that you're in.
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more firm numbers as we move through this process. i'm joined by rich lowry, steven cigman, a democratic strategist. steven, i guess you have the tougher job on the panel this morning, because these are very tough numbers for the administration. [laughter] >> yeah, look, i'd say two things. one, those numbers are tough. they leave out, though, that there's about 450,000 people who have signed up through medicaid in just ten states through a similar survey. martha: they're going to get it for free. >> but they're also people who didn't have health insurance before who have health insurance now which is exactly what the law was intended for. i think you can't, you know, you can't deny that this is very bad politically for barack obama, and he needs to -- and he and his administration these to focus like a laser beam on fixing it. but let's not forget what the law was intended to do in the first place which was to fix an unacceptable status quo that when mitt romney ran for president and said he'd go back, he was defeated by five million
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votes. martha: you've got to wonder what people are thinking about that now when you've got almost five million people who have lost their health insurance, and 50,000 people have successfully signed up. >> well, 550,000 people have gained it and another seven million will gain it -- martha: five million have lost it though, steven. >> absolutely. this administration needs to focus like a laser beam on the -- martha: [inaudible] >> no, i don't, because the status quo was completely not working, and the american people have rejected the status quo and didn't want it. the republicans have a challenge, too, which is they can't just keep complaining from the sidelines. because when they do, what happens is they lose presidential elections, they lost a gubernatorial election last week even in the midst of all of this. martha: when you look back on this, rich, i just went back and looked at an article from that time period about bart stupak, right? the votes that it took, not one republican voted for this. you think about the cornhusker deal with ben nelson in nebraska, all the different
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states that fought for exemptions from it in order to get the vote to say yes, and it was a very, very heavy lift. >> every little thing made a difference. and there are three key lies the president said. and i usually don't like to use that word, but i think it's appropriate many this context. he said if you like your insurance, you can keep it. that was a lie. he said if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. that was a lie, because if your insurance changes, your network changes, and your doctor is not necessarily in there. and he basically said everyone was going to safe money on this -- save money on this, and a lot of people are going to pay higher premiums. so we're seeing the reality of this law, and it is just devastating that at most the most generous estimate is after a month you have 100,000 people which is 80% short of their target. when millions, several millions of people are getting their insurance canceled. so there is some chance that this thing could end up unraveling, because it doesn't seem as though the web site is going to be fixed on november 30 beth. you know, their latest target. and insurers, if they have a
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very small pool and a pool of people who are older and sick, the insurance pool is not sustainable, and you'll see them hiking premiums in a massive way -- martha: cover for the healthy people who have not chimed this. >> and that discourages other people from signing up. martha: steven, if you were sitting this the oval office in the west wing where no doubt there are some heated discussions, should we delay, do we give it another six months, do we keep pushing forward, what would you be recommending? >> look, i would recommend that a they focus like a laser beam on the individual plans that both you and rich have laid into. you've got to get it fixed because if you don't get that off the table -- martha: you mean the people who got kicked off of their plan. what are you going to do? >> yes. >> it's being proposed in congress, just grandfather in those plans so the president's promise is realized in reality which is the you like your health insurance, you can keep it. why doesn't he go out and endorse that legislation right now? >> was i guarantee you they're
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thinking of as many fixes as they possibly can. >> can why not endorse it? >> maybe he will, i don't know. you asked me the question what would i be advising? figure out the individual plans -- martha: address those five million. >> but also start to talk again about, you know, rich and republicans are very good at laying out the problems and taking them out to the nth degree every single day, but they've never been good at -- martha: so would you invite republicans into the room and say let's figure out what to do? >> absolutely. i think the american people and the obama administration certainly more than the republicans have made it very clear that they want bipartisan fixes and people to talk and compromise, and it's what republicans refuse to do. >> but, stephen, the whole design -- >> tear answer to obamacare is end it, repeal it, defund it and kill it. >> that's ooh the beginning, that's the beginning. martha: ten seconds. >> but the whole, the whole design -- [inaudible conversations] the whole design of this law is based on forcing people out of
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the insurance they have now in the individual markets, charging them more if they're young and healthy -- >> that is not -- >> yes, it is. >> for the individual -- >> right, exactly. >> the individual insurance -- [inaudible conversations] martha: we've got to go. we've got to leave it there. gentlemen, thank you very much. we will pick this up another day. lots more to think about on this front. bill? bill: an assignment for a network reporter that ended up saving her life. the story of amy robach, and the important lessons in the fight against an all too common disease. plus, take a look at this, and look out below. [cheers and applause] >> oh, nelly, that's going to the leave a mark. how this all went down and how that globetrotter is doing today. 0
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♪ ♪ bill: miami dolphins tackle jonathan martin scheduled for a sit-down with the team's owner tomorrow, but when will we hear from martin? it hasn't happened yet. the owner making his first comments about the scandal last night. >> we want to get to the bottom of it, we want to get to hear what the real facts are. there's been so much said and done to date that, you know, i don't think anybody really knows what has happened, because no one has really spoken with jonathan martin directly. bill: that's a fact. senior nfl writer for fox sports.com, how you doing, peter? >> i'm doing great, bill. bill: so the owner talked to the media last night, the dolphins are back on the field, they lost. he said he texted jonathan martin? >> yeah.
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text message. you'd think there would have been a greater effort to speak with this person in perp. no, text message. and furthermore, steven ross said he's assembled a it is tase of people who are going to advise him including jason taylor, curtis martin giving him some insight. it's scary from the top to bottom how this situation was handled. bill: there's been talk that martin will release a video statement. >> yeah. that's what fox sports reported on sunday night. think about what tiger woods did when he first came out after the scandal. bill: press conference. >> it wasn't as much where there's back and forth with reporters, it was a statement in front of reporters on video, i think that's what we're going to be looking for. richie incognito sat on sunday, a 40 minute chat. he pretty much told his side of the story. i think america wants to hear from jonathan martin. bill: what did you think of incognito's performance? >> i thought he handled himself well, i think there's so many more layers to this.
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he came out here, i thought jay did a fine job asking him the questions that had to be asked. incognito came off like a football player, like, hey, this is what we do. we, you know, we're buddies, this is boys being boys -- bill: give each other a hard time. you've met both of these guys, what do you think? >> yep. from knowing them as individual, i think they're different type of guys, but i never saw either side of this happening. i didn't think incognito would send those type of messages, but, again, this is something they have exchanged 1100 text messages. bill: why is martin being so quiet, lying so low right now in california? >> it's interesting. he's in california, he's now being represented by a very powerful lawyer, david cornwell, who also represents a-rod in the biogenesis case. he's being advised to let this thing play out. the nfl is investigating, also the dolphins will be investigating internally what they did on this one. i think we'll hear from martin at some point, but expect a public relations situation --
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bill: yeah, you're going to get that too. big, big picture now, jim gray, terrific fox reporter, and he's with us several times a week. >> sure. bill: he says this story's going to change the culture of the nfl. it's going to put pressure on head coaches to make sure that this locker room culture does not continue. >> i'll say this, i think the days of the $30,000 bill being handed to the rookie is done. rookie hazing, done. nfl films produces hard knocks, one of the most popular parts is when the rookie is getting powdered, that'll change. how football players interact in the locker room, that won't change overnight. bill: and the dolphins stunk it up. >> you lose two offensive linemen as well. bill: peter, thank you, sir. right on. martha? martha: well, a battle to protect one reporter's confidential sources that could affect journalists across the united states, why lawyers for an accused killer are targeting fox news reporter jana winter and why she is vowing never to reveal her sources even if it
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means going to jail. plus, the gospel according to bruce springsteen, why some students are looking to the boss for some bible instruction when we come back. ♪ ♪ across america people are taking charge
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>> new york court is deciding a case that could have huge results for journalist are trying to force a journalist for had james holmes case want to compel a reporter to reveal who provided information about a notebook that james holmes sent to a doctor >> reporter: following a killing spree, she wrote an exclusive article revealing chilling
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details about what james holmes wrote about wanting to kill two people. she is going to be appear before the highest court in new york saying she should be protected by new york's shield law; a law that allows sources to keep their sources private. journalist around the country, freedom of the press, are watching around the world. there is a lot more at stake than one reporter. >> having an order that would have her testify would chill the ability for reporters to get this important information from sources in the future. it would have an immediate chilling affect and be bad for the public and journalism.
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>> reporter: she has said she will not reveal her sources even if it means she has to go behind bars >> why the insistence on their side legally that she reveal her sources? >> reporter: there was a gag order in place at the time the article was written. 14 law enforcement officers they didn't provide winter with the information about the notebook. lawyers for james holmes want to determine if any of the officers perjured themselves and then their creditability would come into question and they would be less effective witnesses. what happens today could be significant when the trial for james holmes takes place early next year. >> it could be very significant.
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thank you, david. >> here more is howard kurtz. your opening line was a good one. >> we in the news business make promises and give our word to sources and you are looking at the possibility of a jail term. a number of journalist have gone to jail. this makes me blood boil. we have an accused mass murderer that is playing a legal game and already damaged winter's career. >> colorado doesn't have the same shield laws. >> colorado has a weaker shield
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law so they want the new york law to take president. here is the my part, i would say perhaps the person has a right to override but this is only about trying to dispute things. the the there is no dispute about the notebook existing. and that is why so men media organizations are siding with fox news in this case >> she said she is not going to reveal her sources. james holmes is an accused mass murd murderer and probably nuts. he is saying pre-trial publicity
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exposed his case in what way? will that help him? >> this is ultimate about did james holmes do what he is accused of doing and who may have leaked a notebook to a reporter with drawing doesn't get him off the hook. but it does threaten winter's career but is sets a president for all journalist in this. >> we have judith who went to jail for 85 days. >> this is about doing their job or give up their freedom. >> check howard out on sunday mornings. thank you. scare moments for the harlem
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globetrotters. take at a look at this. william the bull slamming that down. his feet back on to the back board. the whole thing collapsed. he went down on his back hard. he was able to shield his face. he is okay according to the team's website. he has a small cut on his forward. but that doesn't look good. >> i think that is one of the those temporary hoops you can roll out on to the floor. he has been doing it 10-15 years but not enough weight to keep the hoop down >> they do such fun stuff and great eptenteentertaining stuff.
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m. they did win the game. it was just another assignment for a network reporter but it could end up saving her life. an amazing story from amy robock and what everyone woman needs to know about this disease. >> and a power boat crashing on the water and how the driver managed to cheat death in time.
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>> this breaking just moments ago from former president bill clinton. he said this about obamacare: i believe even if it takes a
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change to the law the president should honor the commitment he made to those people and let them keep what they have got. he is referring to the promise of the if you like your doctor you can keep and if you like your health care you can keep it. there is discussion on how to fix this for the five million people being tossed off. bill clinton speaking out speaking out saying the president should honor that commitment. >> one power boater is lucky to be alive after this crash. the driver trying to turn at 130 miles per hour. somersaulting one and a half times before landing top down in the water. the driver walking away
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unshaken. it is amazing how you can walk away from something so fast and close to the water that it feels like concrete when you hit it and you can get out okay. and he did. wow. >> a national television host trying to raise breast cancer awareness actually got diagnosed with the disease. good morning america's amy robock got an on air mammogram and now a stunning revelation. >> i was asked to come back for more scan and then last week a tornado of tests. the diagnoses that is still hard for me to say out loud: i have breast cancer. >> she is going to undergo a double mastectomy and we wish
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her well. she has been brieave throughout this. this story will open women's eyes on what they need to do. doctor, i have tears in my eyes watching this. she is 40 years old and having a double mastectomy. >> yes and sharing the story is so important because it brings the awareness that breast cancer hits everybody. 40,000 women dying a year. big debate as to when to get the mammogram and i hold true it should be done at the age of 40. >> she didn't want to do this. as a reporter she does all kind of stories and usually it is about other people focusing on
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their misery. she said this was the last thing she thought would happen >> i am assuming there is no family history of breast cancer. there are families where you have sister and mother with breast cancer before the age of 50. that is a red flag and there are concern genetic things like the brac genes skwch brac genes. and lifestyle >> little, if no family history, i believe. i lost my mother to breast cancer. my sister is a serve survivor. she felt like she said no reason to get one at 40 and thank
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goodness she did. >> and now there are questions on why is she getting the double mastectomy and we have to give her privacy. but if you have concern genes or strong family history a double mastectomy is the standard of care. but 70% are done out of fear. you have the conservation and say you are doing the other side and let's not worry about the other side. and that is still the sort of the norm for many patients. at least 70% of the women have this problem >> you wonder because she said she wants to be aggressive in treating this and that is every woman's individual choice. she is young and has a family >> the silver lining in this
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because i think it is going to have a happy ending. 90% servile -- survival or more in some cases -- if she has it removed and chemo, the cure rate is about 990%. >> she said you need to do this because it will encourage others. we wish you well, amy, and much luck in your future to us. thanks for sharing the story with us. >> in a moment john scott is rolling your way. good morning to you. >> we are up in about 11 minutes with new numbers on obamacare. not great news for the white had
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yous house. just over 40,000 sign-ups and the hope was for half a million. plus a break-through in detecting heart trouble and why the iran nuke deal fell apart. and we will update you on the death toll from one of the worst storms in history. >> they greet him with religious ferber and now you can explore lyrics for credit. lyrics for credit. [ woman 1 ] why do i cook?
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>> bringing you this breaking news on the health care front. former president clinton saying i personal believe, even if it takes a law change, that is president should honor the commitment and he is referring to the if you like your doctor or health care plan you can keep it, period. so interesting coming from bill clinton saying change the law and make sure people can keep their health care. >> question for college kids across the country: can bruce spri spri springsteen take people to the promise land. ruckers is hosting a class that
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is tied into springsteen and religion. why did you pick springsteen? >> there are not that many poplar rock singers who deal with these kind of topics or use the bible in the same we he does. >> you believe he tries to explore that in his music? >> from the promise land you heard a clip. here is a quote. ism there is a dark cloud arising from the cloud and i am blowing everything down that doesn't have the ground to stand. what do you teach students? >> we go through lyrics of different songs and we read them the way you would read, which i
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think they are, a serious piece of literature and look at the bib biblical images. there is talk of the great storm and starting in the desert to the promise land. and bruce rewrites it as a young man who is making it to manhood. >> he has the irish roots in the family. this is for freshman students. do they sign up? >> it is part of the burn seminars that are targeted at freshmen who have smaller contact. >> i think he would take the demo gladly.
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but justify the cost of tuition. >> that is hard for me to do justify with lyrics, but i am sure the university has spok spokesmen who do that. >> good luck. >> an effort is underway to help typhoon haiyan victims but wreckage is slowing down getting them supplies at this hour. more on that after this.
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bill: throughout the show we asked on twitter what do you think can be done to fix obamacare. martha: one viewer wrote this. how about would make obamacare better. how about the letters e, x, in front of it. bill: how about making obamacare better, wait for it, get rid of it. martha: that sums up a lot of what people are saying, isn't
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it? bill: when you ask for something like this as part of the national conversation. the responses are unbelievable. martha: huge. bill: we don't have enough time. two hours is up, folks. martha: "happening now," starts right about now. we'll see you back here tomorrow. thanks, everybody. >> 11:00 on the east coast and a fox news alert as we await for a big announcement on whichcrapers tallest building. an organization of leading architects about to reveal whether one world trade center in new york or the willis tower in chicago is the tall err building after a design change at one world trade, raised questions about whether the building's symbolically important height of 1776 feet is being a rat. 1776 obviously the year the united states declared independence from great britain. some architects say the 408-foot needle on top of the freedom tower is not actually part of the

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